Shoegaze - Stefano Serretta at the Italian Cultural Institute

Datum och tid
13 juni 2019 kl 18:00 - 27 september 2019 kl 13:00
Typ av händelse
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Italian Cultural Institute
Gärdesgatan 14

On 13 June at 18 the Italian Cultural Institute of Stockholm, in partnership with Konstfack, will present Shoegaze, a new commission by Stefano Serretta.

The project curated by Vasco Forconi, CuratorLab alumni, is part of a series of exhibitions that throughout 2019 will see Sweden and Italy-based artists interact with the building designed by Gio Ponti.

The large furnished window designed as the only visual threshold between the inside and the outside of the building becomes the stage and the visual device that artists are invited to activate with the production of new works. In the second chapter of Shoegaze, Stefano Serretta realizes an environmental installation by emptying the interior space and covering up all the windows with newspaper sheets. This gesture becomes an occasion to unfold a visual narrative, encouraging the audience to walk through the space and observe the characters that fill the windows through the newspaper specifically designed by the artist.

Shoegaze is a subtle tribute to the homonymous musical subculture which emerged in the UK in the late 1980s. The derogatory term coined by the press soon came to represent a short-lived yet influential movement that was able to resist the regime of spectacularity and entertainment dictated by the music market. The desire to be on the public stage with a shy yet often confrontational attitude, the determination to preserve their artistic research, and the affective nature of their collective experience make shoegazing a potential reference for a younger generation of visual artists struggling with self-representation, precarious identity and individualized socio-political attitudes.

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Stefano Serretta (b. 1987, Genoa) lives and works in Milan. He holds a BA in Modern and Contemporary History and an MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano. His work has been recently exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including: Spit or Swallow, UNA, Piacenza (2019), Chi Utopia mangia le mele, ex Dogana di terra, Verona, (2018), That’s IT!, MAMbo, Bologna (2018), Il Paradigma di Kuhn, Galleria FuoriCampo, Siena (2018), The Great Learning, La Triennale di Milano, Milan (2017), Primavera 5, Galerie Papillon, Paris (2016), Teatrum Botanicum, PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Turin (2016), Rubbles in The Jungle, Placentia Arte, Piacenza (2016).

Vasco Forconi (b. 1991, Rome) is an independent curator and writer based in Rome and Stockholm. He is a contributor to ATP Diary, Exibart, and NERO on Theory. Among the curated projects: Talent Prize VI, Casa dell'Architettura, Rome (2013), IT. Spazi di percezione tra intangibile e tangibile, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome (2014), Incontra, series of artists’ talks, Rome (2015), Disrupted Drawings, mhPROJECT, New York (2017), Da Franco Senza Appuntamento, Rome (2018), A Messy Knot (in motion pictures), The Bioscope, Johannesburg (2018), Italiani brava gente, Fondazione VOLUME!, Rome (2018). He has recently completed CuratorLab, a curatorial research program at Konstfack, Stockholm.

Uppdaterad: 2 juni 2019